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Why you shouldn’t throw away your old clothes when moving houses!

May 12, 2021

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When moving houses, you realize that it is really easy to accumulate things that we do not necessarily need. This is the moment when we realize that we produce a huge quantity of waste. Moving houses is the perfect time to focus on the essentials and keep only what you need or what makes you happy. However, to not generate more waste, you should not throw away things like clothes. Here are some tips to reduce different types of waste in your new home.

 

Energy waste and ecology

When moving into a new home, it is mandatory to take out an energy contract. From this contract to your consumption habits, it is possible to reduce energy waste and make your home more eco friendly.

 

Moving house and green energy

Moving into your new home is the perfect time to adopt new habits. Since you have to take out a new energy contract, why not change your supplier for a greener one ? When moving house, you can choose a contract that offers you green energy. Green energy is produced from renewable resources that are cleaner and safer for the environment. Choosing a green supplier is cutting the waste production at the source.

 

How to change your change your energy consumption habits

Changing your energy suppliers may prove difficult when you do not know anything about energy. Websites like Switch Plan are here to explain to you what is important in an energy contract. They remind you what is legal, and illegal, when to start the administrative procedures, what not to forget, etc.

They also give advice on how to reduce your energy consumption and minimize energy waste. For example, appliances continue to consume energy as long as they are plugged in, even if turned off. These facts are not known to many and our consumption habits create waste that is easily preventable.

 

Clothes and recycling

Many people, when moving houses, throw away the clothes they no longer want to wear. This simple act is an ecological disaster. To make a simple t-shirt requires thousands of gallons of water, fabric and dye. When throwing away clothes, you are wasting all the resources that went into their making. What to do then with your old clothes ?

 

Donate to charity

If you have clothes that are still in good condition, you can donate them to charity. Charities will either distribute them to people in need, or sell them at a very affordable price for people who do not have the means to buy new clothes at regular stores. This allows your clothes to have a second life and reduces waste.

 

Recycling clothes

Clothes that are in too bad condition to be worn can be recycled. Thus, instead of becoming waste, they become raw materials to make new things. New technologies have made it so that it is possible to separate the different components of a piece of fabric so that they can be used again, separately.

Waste is one of our century challenges. There are many ways of minimizing waste at an individual scale. Learn more about them on this website.

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